New tutorial: Making of Blood elf by Ziv Qual

This tutorial will covers some of the interesting steps of producing the Blood elf image.
Starting with what sparked the idea, and covering the modeling, texturing, rendering and compositing parts. Ziv also shares a few tips and tricks as he shows you the process.


This tutorial will covers some of the interesting steps of producing the Blood elf  image. Starting with what sparked the idea, and covering the modeling, texturing, rendering and compositing parts. Ziv also shares a few tips and tricks as he shows you the process.

E-on Software releases Vue 8.5 PLE

E-on Software releases Vue 8.5 PLE

The Vue 8.5 PLE is a fully functional version of Vue 8.5 xStream/Infinite. With the PLE, users can:

* Create complete projects
* Save their work and export to other applications
* Render stills and animations without size/length limit
* Experience Vue’s power directly inside Max/Maya/Softimage/LightWave/Cinema4D
* Learn at their own pace (the PLE never expires)!

The Personal Learning Edition ships with a wide selection of Vue presets, as well as the complete PDF Reference manual.

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Click here to download the Vue 8.5 PLE

Carrara 8 released!


As the demand for an efficient, feature-rich and cost-effective 3D toolset expands, DAZ 3D responds with the release of Carrara 8.0, the latest version of its popular all-in-one 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution. Daz3D boast Carrara 8.0 is only complete, all-in-one 3D suite designed to be compatible with DAZ 3D content. This powerhouse will help grow your 3D world and enhance your 3D abilities. Not only can you manipulate existing DAZ 3D content in ways you’ve never imagined, but Carrara 8 gives you the ability to create your own custom content from scratch. What more could you ask for in an affordable, powerful, and complete 3D solution? Finally, there is a single solution for realistic figure posing and animation combined with advanced modeling, terrain-building, physics, and rendering that is readily compatible with a large array of 3D assets. An ideal 3D workhorse within any designer’s creative suite, the highly-affordable Carrara lavishes speed and power that enables you to create more freely and deliver the highest-caliber results under even the tightest deadlines.

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Featured 3D Artist of March 2009 – Jason Godbey

3DValley Featured 3D Artist February 2009 – Jason Godbey. Jason grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in social psychology and a minor in philosophy. He started with 3D as a hobby about six years ago but it soon turned into a passion and today he  is making a living of it. He currently lives California and works at a video game company as an environment artist. Please read our interview with Jason below to get to know him and his work a bit better.
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Featured 3D Artist of Jan/ Febr 2009 – Zoltan Korcsok

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of January 2009 – Zoltan Korcsok. Zoltan is an artist from Hungary and is very talented on in several disciplines of the art including traditional art. He has worked in the industry for eleven years and is currently working as a freelance 3D artist, illustrator and comic artist. Please read our interview with Zoltan below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of January & February 2009 – Zoltan Korcsok. Zoltan is an artist from Hungary and is very talented on in several disciplines of the art including traditional art. He has worked in the industry for eleven years and is currently working as a freelance 3D artist, illustrator and comic artist. Please read our interview with Zoltan below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 3D Artist of Jan/ Febr 2009 – Zoltan Korcsok” verder lezen

Featured 3D Artist of Nov/ Dec 2008 – Jean Simard

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of November 2008 – Jean Simard. Jean is a 3D artist from Montreal, Canada. He mostly works with 3dsmax but also uses many other software programs. At 37 he decided to change his career and went back to school at the Academy of Art and Design in Montreal to follow a two years course by night and weekend. He has worked in several areas of the industry including industrial modeling, gaming, architecture and product visualization. Some of the projects he has worked on are: PSP – Open Season, and Surf’s Up: the video game. Please read our interview with Jean below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of November & December 2008 – Jean Simard. Jean is a 3D artist from Montreal, Canada. He mostly works with 3dsmax but also uses many other software programs. At 37 he decided to change his career and went back to school at the Academy of Art and Design in Montreal to follow a two years course by night and weekend. He has worked in several areas of the industry including industrial modeling, gaming, architecture and product visualization. Some of the projects he has worked on are: PSP – Open Season, and Surf’s Up: the video game. Please read our interview with Jean below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 3D Artist of Nov/ Dec 2008 – Jean Simard” verder lezen

Featured 3D Artist of October 2008 – Benoit Patterlini

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of October 2008 – Benoit Patterlini or maybe for you all better known as Noart. Benoit is a self taught artist who began with drawing at the age of seven. He studied architecture and today he works as a freelance artist in Paris, France. His two main objectives are working as a 3D graphic designer for prominent architects in Paris, such as Claude Vasconi and Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The second is creating digital art projects which are focused on science fiction. His style is a mix between US comic strips (Marvel heroes), science fiction movie (Star wars) and contemporary Architecture. Please read our interview with Benoit below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

3D Valley Featured 3D Artist of October 2008 – Benoit Patterlini or maybe for you all better known as Noart. Benoit is a self taught artist who began with drawing at the age of seven. He studied architecture and today he works as a freelance artist in Paris, France. His two main objectives are working as a 3D graphic designer for prominent architects in Paris, such as Claude Vasconi and Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The second is creating digital art projects which are focused on science fiction. His style is a mix between US comic strips (Marvel heroes), science fiction movie (Star Wars) and contemporary Architecture. Please read our interview with Benoit below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 3D Artist of October 2008 – Benoit Patterlini” verder lezen

Featured 3D Artist of May 2008 – Toni Bratincevic

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of May 2008 – Toni Bratincevic. Toni is an artist from Croatia and currently lives with his wife in California, US. After seeing some great movies with 3D around 1996 he started creating 3D images himself. He started out with 3D Studio 2.0, POVRay and used Maya for several years. Today he uses 3D Studio MAX for all his creations and is he is working for Blur Studios as a 3D artist. Please read our interview with Toni below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

3D Valley Featured 3D Artist of May 2008 – Toni Bratincevic. Toni is an artist from Croatia and currently lives with his wife in California, US. After seeing some great movies with 3D around 1996 he started creating 3D images himself. He started out with 3D Studio 2.0, POVRay and used Maya for several years. Today he uses 3D Studio MAX for all his creations and is he is working for Blur Studios as a 3D artist. Please read our interview with Toni below to get to know him and his work a bit better. “Featured 3D Artist of May 2008 – Toni Bratincevic” verder lezen

Featured 3D Artist of April 2008 – John Tonkin

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of April 2008 – John Tonkin. John is an artist from New York. During day time he works in a small print company and in his free time he enjoys creating art with mainly Bryce 6 but also works with Poser, Carrara, Wings 3D, and Photoshop to make his images. He has tried out many various mediums but once he got introduced to the computer, back in 2002, he was hooked and has been a pixel pusher ever since. Please read our interview with John below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of April 2008 – John Tonkin. John is an artist from New York. During day time he works in a small print company and in his free time he enjoys creating art with mainly Bryce 6 but also works with Poser, Carrara, Wings 3D, and Photoshop to make his images. He has tried out many various mediums but once he got introduced to the computer, back in 2002, he was hooked and has been a pixel pusher ever since. Please read our interview with John below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

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